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From Miles Fidelman <>
Subject Re: why erlang?
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:55:12 GMT
Klaus Trainer wrote:
> I believe the greatest advantage of HTTP over other more efficient
> protocols is that you can easily integrate it with any other web stuff.
> For example browsers.
> Of course, there might be way more efficient protocols to support P2P
> replication, but the tradeoff is reasonable, I think.
This is precisely where I see a different protocol being more useful.  
I've avoided using Couch in a couple of large, distributed applications 
because I really don't want to bite off the management of large numbers 
of 2-party links for replication.  A P2P or multi-cast protocol would 
avoid that problem.


In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord>  practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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